It is about finishing the work for the Orlando Pirates when they welcome Libyan team Al Ahly Tripoli in the second leg of the semifinals of the Caf Confederation Cup at Orlando Stadium on Sunday evening.
The Pirates had a surprisingly good performance away from home when they beat the Libyans 2-0 at the Martyrs of February Stadium a week ago.
The Pirates’ victory increased their chances of accessing the final, thanks to goals from Innocent Maela and Goodman Mosele securing two away goals.
But it was all thanks to striker Kwame Peprah, who influenced the game by contributing to both goals.
The Ghanaian striker hit the crossbar before the ball came through Maela’s trajectory and the left-back scored from a close range header.
With the second goal, Peprah broke through from the right of the Bucs attack before spotting Mosele’s inside and playing a cross, and the midfielder made no mistake by hitting the ball with a half volley to extend the Pirates lead. .
Peprah’s performance in the first leg will surely be something that Tripoli players will be very cautious about going back.
Tripoli have a mountain to climb ahead of this match, with the Libyan team making sure they don’t concede any more goals. Tripoli must score two goals to draw without conceding a goal, or more to win the game.
The North African team will be looking to striker Anis Saltou to help them take the game away from the Pirates. The striker has scored six goals since the start of the tournament but was closely monitored by the Pirates defenders in the first leg.
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Considering the away record in the tournament since the group stage, Tripoli are not a good traveler with the team having only won one match in three games, recording one loss and one draw in the process.
Meanwhile, the Soweto giants were able to record two wins and a draw in the group stage, making Orlando Stadium a fortress.
The winner of this tie will book a ticket to the final of the tournament which will take place in Nigeria later this year.